Matt O'Hare's Theater Piece Scheduled for May 7

May 7, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: EMPAC, Goodman Studio Theater

"We The New Community" is an experimental theater piece that revisits the science-fiction inspired theology of fringe religious groups, projecting the technological optimism of the late 1990s into a not-too-distant future.



Economics Brown Bag Lunch Series Continues May 4

May 4, 2016 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Sage Labs 4711

This Brown Bag Lunch seminar will feature a presentation by Yuri Yatsynovich.



"Scholarly Big Data" to be Topic of Cognitive Science Event

May 4, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Sage 4101
During this presentation, entitled "Scholarly Big Data:  Information Extraction, Data Mining & Semantics," C. Lee Giles, Professor of Information Sciences & Technology at Pennsylvania State University, will discuss scholarly big data challenges, insights, methodologies and applications, as well as illustrate scholarly big data issues with examples of specialized search engines and recommendation systems. Giles will also use information extraction and data mining to illustrate applications and semantics of information in a number of diverse areas, including computer science, chemistry, and archaeology.

Women's Rugby to Help with Last Terra Cafe of the Semester

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: EMPAC Evelyn's Cafe
Description: Join Terra Cafe for their last lunch of the semester, which will feature a locally-sourced taco-bar-style spread consisting of all your favorite ingredients. Each entree comes with drinks and a dessert...all for only $8! Half-price will be charged for second helpings.
Contact: Terra Café tcpresident@union.rpi.edu


Mercer '77 ECSE Lecture Series Continues May 4

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: DCC 324
Description: The Spring 2016 Douglas Mercer '77 Lecture Series presents a Distinguished Lecture by Professor Sean P. Meyn from the University of Florida titled "Zero Marginal Cost Power Grid." Refreshments will be served starting at 3:30 PM.
Contact: Yannick LeCoz 518-276-2937


Dept. of MANE Lahey Lecture to be Held May 11

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: DCC 330
Description: As part of the Richard T. Lahey, Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series in Nuclear Engineering, Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee, of the City College of New York, will present "What Can High-Resolution Multifluid Computational Fluid Dynamics Do For Us?"
Contact: Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering (MANE) 518-276-6351


Don't Miss the Undergraduate Research Symposium!

Come see the fantastic research our undergraduates have been doing at the Undergraduate Research Symposium and Poster Session, which will be held Wednesday, May 4, from 3:00 to 5:00pm in the second floor atrium of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies. Oral presentations will also take place in DCC 232, 235, 239, and 337.

Computer Science Colloquium Scheduled for May 5

Thursday, May 5, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Folsom Library Fischbach Room
Description: Speaker Dr. Alex Gittens, of the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), Department of Statistics and AMPLab at the University of California, Berkeley, will present "Linear and Nonlinear Low-Rank Approximations in Theory and in Practice." Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Prof. Bulent Yener x6907


"Navigating/Negotiating the Night" Performance Coming to EMPAC

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 7:30 PM
Where: EMPAC Goodman Studio/Theater
Description: A dynamic new media performance in collaboration with visiting artist Bill Seaman, this interactive performance will allow attendees to manipulate their environment to explore the poetics of the night over time in movements. This performance is a collaboration of the PIP studio, where students of multiple disciplines work together to create a production. We look forward to seeing you there!
Contact: School of Architecture 518-276-6466


Dr. Jackson, Campus Mourns Passing of Mark Smith

In this memo, Dr. Jackson writes to inform the entire campus community of the passing of Mark Smith, who served as longtime Dean of Students here at Rensselaer.